So the husband and I were talking yesterday about the new EBSCO monopoly on certain periodicals, after I read Dorothea Salo’s post on the matter (now BoingBoinged). And he was wondering, so really, what’s the issue here? What’s the appeal of these database vendors? And a BoingBoing commenter wonders, “the content providers have decided to [...]
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January 26th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized
October 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized
Thing-ology has an interesting post on the economics of ebooks in libraries. They argue, essentially, that libraries need site-licensed copies of ebooks rather than ones tied to specific physical devices; this will split the library and direct-to-consumer ebook markets and allow for runaway rental/licensing costs for library ebooks. There’s an apt comparison to runaway journal [...]
September 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
I feel like I should have something intelligent to say about the fact that Philadelphia is closing all of its libraries in a month, but I don’t. I sure hope this is Philadelphia playing the world’s most straight-faced game of high-stakes political chicken.